MSI announces BIOS updates to bring Kaby Lake support to mobos

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

    Messages:
    41,800
    Likes Received:
    9,899
    GPU:
    AMD | NVIDIA
  2. Glidefan

    Glidefan Don Booze Staff Member

    Messages:
    12,522
    Likes Received:
    51
    GPU:
    GTX 1070 | 8600M GS
    It seems my Z170A motherboard is the only one not getting an update? :p
     
  3. Kaarme

    Kaarme Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,545
    Likes Received:
    1,203
    GPU:
    Sapphire 390
    I guess these sort of updates might be useful for people who somehow lose their CPU after the warranty period is over, or if they had the cheapest non-K i5 and wanted to switch to an i7. Otherwise a switch from Sky to Kaby is no upgrade.

    Someone building an entirely new machine with Kaby would obviously be better off with the 200 series mobo.
     
  4. GroinShooter

    GroinShooter Master Guru

    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    98
    GPU:
    GTX 1080 SC

  5. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    6,643
    Likes Received:
    99
    GPU:
    XFX RX 480 RS 4 GB
    It probably is. What is the exact model name of your motherboard? Most use the Z170A branding.
     
  6. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    11,408
    Likes Received:
    922
    GPU:
    ASUS 3080 Strix H20
    Pretty easy to insert microcode for kaby lake into the bios, if its necessary
     
  7. GroinShooter

    GroinShooter Master Guru

    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    98
    GPU:
    GTX 1080 SC
    The new BIOS for the Z170A M7 seems to have some problems with RAM timings even when using exactly the same settings as with previous BIOS. tRAS doesn't want to go as low as it could on BIOS v1.C. Used to have tRAS set to 34 (timings set were 2800MHz 1-15-15-15-34-278), now tRAS doesn't go lower than 40 (2800MHz 1-15-15-15-40-278). Doesn't bother me but a bit odd anyway.
     
  8. ScoobyDooby

    ScoobyDooby Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    7,114
    Likes Received:
    86
    GPU:
    1080Ti & Acer X34
    No upgrade? If the recent leak about the 7700k is to be believed, it could have potentially up to 12-15% single threaded and even higher multi threaded performance improvement over Skylake 6700k.
    I'd say that is an upgrade, not to mention that Kaby should be way better for encode/decode since it will feature some new instruction sets as well as a higher base clock at 4.2ghz.. could be the next 'sandy bridge' type overclocker.

    Bottom line is, I wouldn't write off Kaby so quickly
     

Share This Page